back to article Microsoft slows some hiring for Windows, Teams, and Office

Microsoft has hit the brakes on hiring in some key product areas as the company prepares for the next fiscal year and all that might bring. According to reports in the Bloomberg, the unit that develops Windows, Office, and Teams is affected and while headcount remains expected to grow, new hires in that division must first be …

  1. Pascal Monett Silver badge
    Windows

    "new hires in that division must first be approved by bosses"

    As long as Borkzilla still refuses to have a Quality Control division, I couldn't care less.

    1. badflorist

      Re: "new hires in that division must first be approved by bosses"

      Well, this is hopeful:

      "... the right resources are aligned to the right opportunity,..."

      Maybe thier shit will finally hit the toilet instead of their software.

  2. johnnyblaze

    Cause of course, MS doesn't want to miss its quarterly $50B revenue now does it. Oh sorry, profit and growth at all costs (inc headcount), so we're looking at $55B for sure. Gotta keep more and more cash rolling in!

  3. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    They can't be that competitive.

    Come on, given the quality of Windows, Office and the more recent virus called Teams, would you really want to hire any of the people involved?

    No thanks.

    1. Anonymous Coward
      Anonymous Coward

      Re: They can't be that competitive.

      What have they done with Teams apart from spend two years mixing the UI around and still managing to not address deficiencies such as search in any meaningful way?

      1. Fruit and Nutcase Silver badge
        Trollface

        Re: They can't be that competitive.

        Not just search, the thing gobbles up memory - could that be a happy co-incidence? People end up having to upgrade hardware/new devices, thereby Microsoft get more revenue from new Windows licences

      2. Zippy´s Sausage Factory
        Unhappy

        Re: They can't be that competitive.

        Not to mention the basic stuff that the Graph API still can't do (or has four different ways to try and do, only one of which works).

  4. Uncle Ron

    What This Says to Me

    Slowing hiring/headcount for Windows says to me that they're done with 11. Maybe a little spit and polish (IMO that is all 11 is anyway.) Unless MS rescinds the TPM, UEFI, 8th Gen nonsense, I'm leaving the Windows world when security support for 10 is abandoned. Linux Mint or Zorin will be my desktop. BTW, have all the hacks, ransom-ware attacks, leaks, malware, identity theft and whatever else, been stopped, slowed, curtailed, reduced or ANYTHING in the Windows 11 world? Huh?

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